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Library luncheon to be held Thursday

Piloting a jet over magnificent mountain ranges and endless deserts, George Goldthwaite developed a love for the American West that developed into a second career as a writer of Western novels.Goldthwaite will speak about his books at a Brown-Bag Luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 24, at Donald W. Reynolds Community Center & Library, 1515 W. Main St. in Durant.The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Reynolds Library and is free to the public. Attendees are encourage...

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Emergency Management prepares to move

It’s been two years in the making, and Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management will be waiting approximately another year to enter its new facility, but plans are underway.Emergency Management Director James Dalton said they received a $1 million grant two years ago to build the facility and have since been going through the environmental studies and paperwork to secure the land needed.The new facility will be located near the Durant Regional Airport-Eaker Field. ...

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Parks and Speer wed

Karla Leigh Parks and Chad Wayne Speer were united in marriage on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The wedding was held at the Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.The Valley of the Falls is a setting of waterfalls that surround a Greek-like Parthenon under which the ceremony took place.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Parks. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Parks, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Houser, and the late Mr. Haynie Burkhalter....

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Sheriff discusses DOC inmate pull

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is in the process of pulling its inmates out of county jails, and Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden said he is not yet sure if this is good or bad for area jails.While Golden said he isn’t getting excited over the effect on Bryan County Jail just yet, he does worry about some of the surrounding counties.“I know a lot of smaller county jails, smaller than us, like Pushmataha County and some of those, are gonna be struggling...

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Okla. House Democrats call for education funding

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma educators stood with state House Democrats on Wednesday and renewed their call for a school funding hike, keeping the spotlight on an issue that brought thousands of demonstrators to the Capitol building two weeks ago.House Democratic Leader Scott Inman, of Oklahoma City, said educators and those they serve are frustrated by the lack of progress in restoring what he says has been $200 million in cuts to school budgets in recent ye...

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Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state’s voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard similar issues in a Utah case last week, giving Oklahoma lawyers a preview ...

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Man pleads no contest to possession of child pornography

A Durant man who was scheduled for a trial by judge on a charge of possession of child pornography has pleaded no contest.Shannon Lynn Hutcherson, 23, who was charged in May 2013 with aggravated possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, entered a blind plea. That means no plea bargain was offered and the court will determine the sentence.The distribution of child pornography charge was dropped due to the plea.Hutcherson was arreste...

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